According to Wednesday’s Buck’s Herald, Whitehall wants people who live on the route of the proposed High Speed Rail Link to pay for the railway through their council taxes.
The article quotes David Shakespeare, speaking in a council debate on HS2. He said “the Government is suggesting that councils along the route should make a contribution to High Speed Two”.
Buckinghamshire residents will be pleased to know that he then went onto to say “we aren’t spending a single penny on their project.”
What about other councils on the proposed route – have they been told that they will be expected to make a contribution? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information.